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ERIC Number: EJ861892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Biosocial Influences on Fraudulent Behaviors
Beaver, Kevin M.; Holtfreter, Kristy
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v170 n2 p101-114 Jun 2009
A wealth of empirical research has revealed that antisocial behavioral phenotypes result from genetic and environmental factors working independently and interactively. However, much of this research has focused on traditional forms of antisocial behavior, such as aggression and violence. At the same time, research has been slow to examine whether genetic factors may relate to involvement in fraudulent behaviors. This article addresses this gap in the literature and examines whether a polymorphism in the promoter region of the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene interacts with exposure to delinquent peers to predict variation in fraudulent behaviors. Analysis of male participants from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (J. R. Udry, 2003) revealed a statistically significant Gene X Environment interaction in which the high-MAOA activity allele increased the odds of fraudulent behaviors, but only among male participants with a high number of delinquent peers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health